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    1. May 24, 2016

      UK Mail profits fall after move to new hub

      Profits at postal operator UK Mail fell by more than a quarter last year, following two profit warnings and the...

    2. April 6, 2016

      UK Mail seeks efficient way to put round pegs in square holes

      Nationalised industries are enjoying a reappraisal of late. Fears for the future of Tata’s UK metals factories have...

    1. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      UK Mail's problem hub holds up, but sales still fall

      UK Mail’s troublesome automated sorting hub mercifully functioned properly over the busy Christmas period, helping it...

    2. November 29, 2015

      UK Mail and DX feel pressure of being small in delivery industry

      Calculating delivery slots is critical for parcel courier companies, particularly in the run-up to Christmas and during...

    3. November 25, 2015

      UK Mail chief stands down after second profit warning

      UK Mail’s chief executive is standing down a week after the postal group issued its second profit warning in four...

    4. November 18, 2015

      UK Mail cuts dividend as profits plunge

      Shares in UK Mail fell 11 per cent after the postal operator cut its interim dividend by a quarter and warned of a...

    5. September 11, 2015

      Boardroom trades, September 12

      BP’s shares slipped below 340p for the first time since 2010, when the scale of the losses from the Deepwater Horizon...

    6. August 7, 2015

      UK Mail shares fall after profit warning

      Postal group UK Mail has warned its profits for the year will be materially below expectations after discovering that a...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

      The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

    8. April 9, 2015

      UK Mail gains business and higher costs from City Link failure

      The collapse of courier company City Link boosted parcel volumes at UK Mail, the British postal business, but created a...

    9. January 18, 2015

      UK logistics sector hit by collapse of couriers and hauliers

      The shift in consumer habits driven by ecommerce and increasing competition led to a record number of courier and...

    10. December 26, 2014

      Ecommerce model proves difficult to drive

      “Well, in those days, one had to telephone a room inside a building and hope that, at the very same moment, the person...

    11. November 21, 2014

      Boardroom trades November 22

      Punch Taverns’ prospects appeared to be improving, having suffered heavy blows during last month’s market jitters when...

    12. November 18, 2014

      UK Mail halves profits after £7.3m pallets writedown

      UK Mail more than halved its interim profits as the post, parcels and logistics company took a £7.3m writedown on an...

    13. October 10, 2014

      Chart that tells a story – Royal Mail

      What does this show? It has been a year since Royal Mail’s controversial initial public offering. This shows how the...

    14. January 24, 2014

      UK boardroom trades: January 25

      Shares in Utilitywise responded to buying from Jeremy Middleton in the run-up to Christmas after December profit-takers...

    15. November 20, 2013

      UK Mail highlights importance of delivery alerts

      The winners among parcels companies seeking to capitalise on the internet shopping boom will be those that achieve...

    16. September 30, 2013

      TNT Post to extend deliveries to Greater Manchester

      TNT Post, the UK’s largest private postal operator, is to extend its delivery service to Greater Manchester in November...

    17. September 9, 2013

      Royal Mail float set to heighten postal competition

      The impending privatisation of Royal Mail, the world’s oldest postal service, is set to sharpen competition in the UK’s...

    18. August 1, 2013

      Royal Mail workers to hold strike ballot

      Postal workers’ leaders have decided to hold a national strike ballot over jobs, pensions and other issues related to...

    19. July 8, 2013

      Campaign aims to protect consumers’ right to receive paper bills

      A campaign has been launched to protect consumers’ right to choose to receive paper copies of bills and statements in...

    20. June 28, 2013

      Royal Mail gains assurance from CWU over handling rivals’ mail

      Royal Mail said it had received legally binding undertakings from the Communication Workers Union not to induce its...

    21. June 19, 2013

      Royal Mail seeks injunction against workers’ delivery boycott

      Royal Mail has begun a court battle with the Communication Workers Union after thousands of postal workers voted to...

    22. June 13, 2013

      Royal Mail eyes Sunday deliveries as internet boosts prospects

      Royal Mail is preparing a move to seven-day-a-week deliveries after privatisation, driven by customer demand for...

    23. May 22, 2013

      UK Mail to automate sorting system

      UK Mail is to invest £20m in automated sorting equipment over the next two years as it forecasts an end to the fierce...

    24. May 19, 2013

      Postal union threatens disruption over Royal Mail privatisation

      A postal union leader has threatened a summer of industrial disruption and campaigning in a late attempt to halt the...

    25. April 21, 2013

      Union threatens ballot on mail delivery ban

      Postal union leaders are threatening to ballot members on boycotting deliveries for Royal Mail’s rivals, in a move that...

    26. November 21, 2012

      Poor show from rivals lifts UK Mail Group

      UK Mail Group is benefiting from rivals’ woes at Christmas, its chief executive said, with retailers using new parcel...

    27. January 30, 2012

      TNT Post prepares for direct challenge

      TNT Post, Royal Mail’s largest private sector rival, plans to go head-to-head with the state-owned postal operator by...

    28. October 20, 2011

      Regulator backs Royal Mail setting prices

      Royal Mail will be freed to set prices for the majority of its products under proposals from Ofcom, the communications...

    29. July 28, 2011

      Brussels to probe Royal Mail privatisation

      Antitrust officials in Brussels are expected in the next few days to open a probe into the UK government’s plans to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Marks & Spencer holds full year guidance; food sales remain strong —...

    31. June 9, 2011

      Row erupts over Royal Mail write-off

      A storm has broken over government plans to write-off a large part of Royal Mail’s £1.7bn debt as historic legislation...

    32. May 30, 2011

      Finally delivering after a nervous start

      For a former budding politician, Mark Bigley – the founder of Secured Mail, a business post group – can be remarkably...

    33. May 18, 2011

      UK Mail to be hit by Royal Mail price rise

      Inflation-busting price rises being implemented this month by Royal Mail to increase the revenues it receives for...

    34. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Icap says full-year pretax profit up 4 per cent – statement. - Land Securities...

    35. April 2, 2011

      Deltex, China Shoto lead small cap risers

      Deltex Medical was one of the biggest small cap risers last week. Its shares rose 33 per cent after the National...

    36. March 29, 2011

      Small caps: Monitise up after Rose joins MMN

      Payments specialist Monitise advanced 20.7 per cent to 24¾p after its retail joint venture, The Mobile Money Network,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2011

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Gartmore recommends £335m (92.1p a share) offer from Henderson — statement. -...

    38. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2010

      Snap news

      Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - PartyGaming gets clearing for merger from German Cartel Office – statement. -...

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